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Behind the Headlines: ‘Stuck in the middle’ – Self Funders in Care Homes


If you’ve ever made a massive purchase like buying a home or taken out a large loan or mortgage, as you picked up the pen to sign on the dotted line, you might well have had your doubts about whether you’d really read and understood all the small print. Moving into a care home is another one of those huge decisions, with major consequences if you get it wrong. So it’s just as vital to understand what you’re signing.
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Prestigious award for pharmacist who goes the extra mile for her community


Olutayo Arikawe, a community pharmacist in Dudley, has been chosen as the national winner of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘I Love My Pharmacist Award’.

The ‘I Love My Pharmacist Award’ recognises the vital role pharmacists play across the NHS.  Often the unsung heroes of the health service, they work alongside GPs, nurses and hospital staff, as well as in the community.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Unmet Mental Health Needs of Older People

Age UK’s new report on the state of mental health care for older people in England, Hidden in plain sight: the unmet mental health needs of older people,’ sheds new light on the current state of NHS mental health services for those in later life.

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Brexit: Unknown unknowns

We are repeatedly being told that “Brexit means Brexit” – but what does that actually mean? At the moment we are still a long way from really understanding the impact of Brexit on our daily lives. The Minister in charge of Brexit, David Davis, told Parliament last week that he didn’t yet know what sort of arrangements the UK would end up with in terms of trade, free movement of people or indeed any of the other hundreds of areas of policy which will be affected by Britain leaving the European Union. Continue reading